Rumors of the Lakers: Isaiah Thomas considered for the signing of a “potential” contract | Launderer report

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Los Angeles Lakers reportedly ‘weighed the potential signing’ of free agent goaltender Isaiah Thomas, NBA reporter says Marc Stein.

The 32-year-old has only appeared three games in 2020-21 after signing a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 7.7 points per game.

Thomas also recently scored 81 points at the Crawsover Pro-Am in Seattle:

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.@isaiahthomas lost 81 POINTS in a Pro-Am match 😳

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If he lands a deal with the Lakers, it would be his second stint with the team after appearing in 17 games in the 2017-18 season.

Thomas is best known for his time with the Boston Celtics from 2015 to 2017, in which he won two All-Star caps. He finished third in the NBA scoring in 2016-17 averaging 28.9 points per game.

The 5’9 “goalie, however, has seen his career derailed with a hip injury and has seen his production decline in recent years. His last significant action came in 2019-20 with the Washington Wizards. , with whom he averaged 12.2 points and 3.7 assists in 40 games (37 starts).

Hip surgery in 2020 provided a chance to recover on the ground.

“It’s like day and night for me,” Thomas told ESPN. Adrien Wojnarowski in October 2020. “There is no more pain. I have my full range of motion. For three years I was trying to play the best players in the world on one leg. I needed the help of my kids to put on my morning socks. “

It still hasn’t led to many options in the NBA, and he’s looking for a chance to prove himself again.

Los Angeles could be an ideal fit as they are looking for low cost players to fill the roster.

Thomas’ outside shot could provide an offensive balance after having managed 41.3% of his three-point attempts in his last full season in Washington. It would help spread the word alongside stars LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.

Age shouldn’t be an issue either after the team recruit older veterans Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony and Trevor Ariza this offseason.

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